We will be bringing my daughter to start at Stanford Law School at end of August, and will stay 4 nights near Palo Alto. Would like to sample a range of cuisines (Mexican; Thai, Pizza, great burgers/sandwiches; seafood; Italian) as long as the food is GOOD with cost not really a barrier (although we prefer NOT to have to get too dressy). I am starting this search early so I can check out restaurant web sites ahead of time and get reservations if need be. For reference sake, last summer we loved our meals at Isa in SF; Passion Fish in Pacific Grove; The Crown & Anchor in Monterey; and breakfasts at Dottie's and at Brenda's Soul Food in SF. Thanks!